A huge fire broke out at a chemical plant in Tarragona, Spain following an explosion at the site. One person is reported dead and another eight injured.
The blast was reported at around 6:40pm local time on Tuesday in the Catalonian port city which attracts tourists with its numerous Roman-era ruins. People living several kilometers away reportedly felt its impact. As firefighting teams were dispatched to the scene, Catalonia’s civil defense agency warned locals to shelter inside with their doors and windows closed as a precautionary measure. Residents were also asked not to drive.
Authorities stated that one person was killed when the blast toppled a building, and eight people were reported injured. Two of those wounded suffered major burns, one of whom remains in critical condition.